With the reintroduction of the No Stop Rule, I don't think balancing is really that important anymore.
The shiny, new Gas Gas 280 has arrived and all I've done is stare at it as it sits on a stand. The red frame reminds me of a Ducati's trellis unit. Picking it up off the stand makes me think of a Navy dirigible. Everything else is so perfect and tight that I can't imagine converting it to a Fat Tire Trials Machine. Yet.
It is only an Econo model, but I'm still having a hard time soiling her with transmission oil yet.(the three feet of snow are keeping the motivation fairly low too)
How about a Rotax-powered '99 Scorpa? It should be available after October 26 and will only have a few more laps on it by then.